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« on: May 16, 2003, 10:48:22 AM »

Are You a Geek Orthodox?
by Steve Lammert

I have come to the conclusion that there really *is* more that unites us than separates us. In fact, I have decided that most of us are really part of the same jurisdiction, after all: The Geek Orthodox. So, ask yourself: Are you Geek Orthodox?

If you have searched the Web for the rules for calculating the date of Pascha, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have written a Perl script which calculates the date of Pascha, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have noted the major fast/feast days in your Palm Pilot, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have downloaded the entire Trebnik into your Palm, and made the .CSV file available to other priests via anonymous FTP, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have the telephone numbers of your priest and parish in your cell phone's memory, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If your priest has ever sent a text message to your pager via e-mail, then you are *both* Geek Orthodox.

If you read an Orthodox Discussion List from your laptop, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If the laptop runs Linux, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you're using AOL with a Microsoft operating system, you're probably not Geek Orthodox (yet).

If you have used the Web to find a parish when travelling, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you maintain a Web site for your parish or jurisdiction, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have met a priest through an Orthodox Discussion List, and later visited his parish, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have met a priest through a List, and later sought spiritual counseling from him via e-mail, then you *are* Geek Orthodox. If he answered you, and began a long correspondence, then you're *both* Geek Orthodox.

If you can recall more user ids than names of List subscribers, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever prayed for a subscriber by user id instead of name, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever started an argument on the List, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever tried to settle an argument in your parish by distributing printouts from the List, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever gotten carried away with an argument on the List, and kept on pursuing it long after everyone else is tired of it, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have set up your Mail User Agent to permanently kill-file a particular subscriber of the aforementioned type, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever mistaken the List for the Church, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever reminded someone else that the List is not the Church, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

If you have ever thought that the List might dissuade more people from Orthodoxy than it attracts, then you might be Geek Orthodox.

If you became Orthodox even after subscribing to the List for several years, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2003, 10:58:21 AM »

No I am not an Orthodox geek.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2003, 11:09:49 AM »

Thanks, Nik - this is now on my Orthodox humor page together with your 'There is no Pascha bunny' cartoon (my idea).
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2003, 11:20:13 AM »

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If you have written a Perl script which calculates the date of Pascha, then you *are* Geek Orthodox

Guilty as charged!!

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If you have downloaded the entire Trebnik into your Palm, and made the .CSV file available to other priests via anonymous FTP, then you *are* Geek Orthodox.

Haven't done the Trebnik, but an abridged book of needs. When i scan my slavonic prayer books in I will post them so u can download them onto your palm pilots.

Geek Orthodox Unite!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2003, 11:24:33 AM »

No I am not an Orthodox geek.

Are you sure about that now laddie?  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2003, 11:33:29 AM »

I am totally True Geek Orthodox. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2003, 11:47:31 AM »

I might be.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2003, 12:39:28 PM »

I've been Geek Orthodox for quite some time... :cwm35:
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2003, 01:08:12 PM »

No I am not an Orthodox geek.

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What do you mean? I guess I do spend too much time on this site. I need to get a life. I hope that God helps me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2003, 04:31:34 PM »

Finally, true catholicity!

Proud to be Geek Orthodox!  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2003, 06:33:46 PM »

Thanks, Nik - this is now on my Orthodox humor page together with your 'There is no Pascha bunny' cartoon (my idea).

Serge, I notice that the visitors to your webspace currently have no way of realizing when an update to the site is made.  One would assume your blog is the best medium to communicate such notifications.  Maybe you can start using it as a platform for those announcements.

Have you implemented some noticeable upgrades to the site lately by any chance?

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2003, 06:52:18 PM »

Dear Samer,

Good points.

1. I assume most of my usual visitors now read my blog instead as it gets a lot of traffic every day, far more than the site. So likewise I assume that visitors to the site now have never been before.

2. There aren't big updates/upgrades to the site anymore, except what you can see on the main page - a Javascript news feed. The blog is a lot easier to take care of and everybody can access it, no problem.

3. The site will stay up as it is a handy reference library - I can refer people to specific pages through links on the blog and on boards such as this.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2003, 07:03:49 PM »

Christ is Risen!

Serge, I like the set-up you have using the blog as a front page of sorts with links to other parts when neccesary. I especially like the removal of the scrolling old headlines at http://www.aconservativesiteforpeace.info. Cheesy
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